Henry Ford Health System RN Clinical Unit Leader - 5 South: Med/Surg - Post-Surgical/Ortho - Full Time - Variable - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI in Jackson, Michigan
The Clinical Unit Leader (CUL) under general supervision from the department manager and/or director, and in accordance with policies and guidelines established within the organization and individual unit, priority is to function as shift supervisor and clinical liaison with staff, physicians, and management, providing continuity of leadership day to day. The CUL, in conjunction with the Department Manager, acts as a supervisor, role model, mentor, coach, and resource person to staff to ensure that all unit standards are maintained, and a team-oriented work environment is maintained. The CUL is involved in attracting, developing, maintaining, and retaining qualified staff members. Duties will include assisting with hiring, orientation, monitoring, and evaluating performance, problem solving, employee counseling and corrective action, staffing, assignment and direction of staff and payroll. In addition to duties involving unit personnel, the CUL serves as a contact for internal and external customers. He/she is responsible for creating an environment, which fosters positive customer service and meets all quality and accreditation standards, implementing new and monitoring ongoing processes.
Clinical Practice: Rotate to the off shifts as determined by staffing needs and the nurse manager to provide clinical assessment, mentoring, coaching, and evaluation of staff. Mgmt of Clinical Area: Participate in the development and implementation of unit or area goals and objectives. Identify and plan for staffing consistent with the needs of the patient population and budgetary requirements. Participate in planning and problem solving of daily unit/area operations, priorities of patient services, and urgent, and emergent care.
QA and Research: Participate in planning, coordinating, and evaluating unit quality metrics and quality improvement activities. Promote the integration of research findings into clinical practice by unit nursing staff. Promote staff involvement in evidence-based practice and clinical research, as applicable.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) with the expectation of obtaining a BSN within five (5) years
Minimum of two (2) year’s-experience in an acute care environment
Current Michigan Nursing License
Valid BLS certification
ACLS certification within one (1) year of hire
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
Ability to problem solve; effective verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary for effective leadership of the patient care team
Strong nursing processes, critical thinking, and advanced assessment skills required
Knowledge about and experience in the department population served
Previous experience in a leadership role (Charge Nurse, Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, etc…)
Professional Certifications to support a culture of nursing excellenceOverview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.